Via Harvard Law Today

Carrying on a legacy

Credit: David M. Barron/Oxygen Group Photography,br> Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III with Shayna, Stacy and Lev Grossman.

On Saturday, November 20, family, friends, students and colleagues of the late Harvard Law School Clinical Professor David Grossman gathered at HLS to celebrate his life, honor his community activism and support his fight for social justice at the second annual David A. Grossman (DAG) Fund fundraiser.

Grossman, who passed away in 2015 after a long battle with cancer, was a passionate and tireless advocate for low-income residents in Boston and beyond who were threatened with displacement from their homes. An expert in housing law, he dedicated his career to fighting on behalf of struggling tenants, homeowners, and communities.

As the managing attorney of the Housing Unit at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School and later as the faculty director and managing attorney of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Grossman fought for the rights of underprivileged Bostonians who could not otherwise afford legal counsel to challenge unfair housing practices, while mentoring and inspiring hundreds of law students at Harvard Law School to do the same.

In honor of his commitment to protecting those in need, Professor Grossman’s widow, Stacy Grossman, founded the DAG Fund for Social Justice in 2015 to support first-year HLS graduates using the power of the law to advance social justice and effect positive community change.

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